I decided to try some apples. I set it them up with a blue green pottery vase I have and placed them all atop an orange cloth napkin. I liked the blue orange complementary color combination. I took several photos, and selected one I liked. I then created a black and white version to show value and then broke it down further using a posterize function in some photo editing software.
|Original photo Black and white B/W posterization|
I then transferred the sketch to linen.
After searching through my wool for the right colors and values I came up with...
|Apples and Vase|